Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Extend Emergency Drive-Thru Distributions through September
Wallingford, CT - Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare is announcing it will continue its emergency drive-thru distributions through September to serve the people in Connecticut who are struggling with hunger. Each site is estimated to serve up to 1000 households each week. In addition, fresh, Connecticut Grown produce will be available at all distributions.
“When we announced the extension of these emergency sites through the summer, we were hopeful that we would be starting to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. However, given the recent surge of the Delta variant, it is clear that we have not reached that point. We have not seen the attendance at these sites increase, but we have also not seen it decline. As such, we have decided to extend these distributions through September. As we have said throughout this pandemic, these distributions will not last forever. They are not sustainable or feasible in the long term. We encourage anybody in need to connect with their local food pantry as soon as possible,” said Jason Jakubowski, President & CEO, Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare.
Distribution Schedule, Monday through Saturday.
Mondays,closed on Labor Day 9/6• 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Parking lot across from Pistol Pete’s Bar and Grill
28 Stonington Road, Norwich, CT 06360
Tuesdays, • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Old Showcase Cinemas
936 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118
Wednesdays,closed on 9/8• 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Veteran’s Memorial Park
42 Seaview Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855
Thursdays, • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
225 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT 06516
Thursday 9/16, 9/30 • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
95 Vincent P Kelly Road, Bristol, CT 06010
Saturdays,closed on 9/4• 7:45 am – 10:30 am
1316 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Saturday, 9/11, 9/25 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Putnam Elementary School
33 Wicker Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Saturdays,closed on 9/4• 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Danbury High School
43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811
About Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare:
Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare is the food bank of Connecticut and a member of the national Feeding America network. We providenearly 40 million mealseach year through a network ofmore than 700 community-based hunger relief programs, including food pantries, community kitchens, and emergency shelters; while also working on long-term solutions.More than 8,000 volunteershelp power the work of the food bank. Last year, they gave more than 62,000 hours of service.